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Table 4 PaCO2 (mmHg)

From: Comparative study between volume-controlled ventilation and pressure-controlled ventilation in prevention of postoperative pulmonary atelectasis in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery

PaCO2 Group (V), VCV (n = 26) Group (P), PCV (n = 26) t test p value
Preoperative 33.64 ± 3.06 32.41 ± 4.32 1.593 0.124
Intraoperative 34.31 ± 3.12 32.55 ± 4.41 0.336 0.670
30 min after extubation 37.42 ± 3.73 36.46 ± 5.08 0.600 0.511
12 h after extubation 37.14 ± 4.14 35.63 ± 4.61 0.684 0.276
24 h after extubation 36.42 ± 3.49 35.58 ± 4.35 0.421 0.305
  1. This table shows no statistically significant difference between groups according to PaCO2
  2. t independent sample t test, PCV pressure-controlled ventilation, VCV volume-controlled ventilation
  3. p value > 0.05 NS
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